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Former Planned Parenthood Spokesman To Join HHS Public Affairs Shop

Politico: HHS Hires Former Planned Parenthood Spokesman
If the Obama administration was already on bad terms with abortion opponents, it's not going to improve relations by hiring Planned Parenthood's former spokesman for a job at the Department of Health and Human Services. Tait Sye, Planned Parenthood's former media director, has joined HHS as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, HHS made public Friday. He'll have the public health portfolio — an area where you can be pretty sure abortion and contraception issues will come up (Feder, 4/20).

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